Arkansas Governors Cup – Previous Winners

2017

Donald W. Reynolds Undergraduate Division

First Place – $25,000
AgChron Technology – University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Team Members: Austin Huett, Chloe Wade, Emily English, Grant Cooper, Katie Garhan
Faculty Advisor: Mark Zweig
AgChron Technology is a data storing and sharing ag technology company that focuses on commercial protein farming and production using a microchip ID tag for the animal. In order for the microchip to be read, AgChron Technology offers an affordable, portable, handheld device that sends an electronic signal to the tag and stores the information for that individual animal.

Second Place – $15,000
Easy Dam – John Brown University, Siloam Springs
Team Members: Marcela Funez, Josh Katz, Grant Strobel, Michael Bennett, Taylor Russell
Faculty Advisors: Ryan Ladner, Elana Carson
Easy Dam revolutionizes the mindset behind flood prevention by equipping homeowners with flood protection. The Easy Dam is a lightweight, self-filling, and affordable flood barrier that takes the unwanted flood waters and uses them to protect the home they would have destroyed.

Third Place – $10,000
Pasture Parent – Arkansas State University
Team Members: Jeffrey Kevin Garner Jr., Hunter Travis, Lauren Patterson, Andrew Roach
Faculty Advisor: Erick Chang
Pasture Parent is a new company specializing in birthing monitors for high quality farm animals. Pasture Parent’s first product is a ready-to-apply sensor guard that is placed over the back of the animal to monitor birthing in an effort to reduce the number of birthing fatalities in the cattle community.

Donald W. Reynolds Graduate Division

First Place – $25,000
Rejuvenics Technologies – University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Team Members: Joshua Phillips, Mary Rivard, Amanda Stolarz, Tiffany Jarrett
Faculty Advisor: Carol Reeves
Rejuvenics Technologies is commercializing liposomal drug delivery systems that increase the efficacy and reduces the harmful side effects of cancer treatments. These patented technologies encapsulate chemotherapeutics, which are then released at the site of solid tumors, limiting the drug’s exposure to normal tissue.

Second Place – $15,000
Grox Industries – University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Team Members: Andrew Miles, Qiuting Zheng, Witness Martin, Stonie Hopkins, Willie Evans
Faculty Advisors: Carol Reeves
Grox Industries utilizes its platform technology to develop business lines in multiple industries based on its proprietary use of cross-linked graphene oxide. Our initial market offering is an advanced low-e glass surface coating utilizing graphene oxide, cross-linked (bonded) with a specifically designed combination of metallic ions.

Third Place – $10,000
RED BioBattery – University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Team Members: Carly Jenkins, Helen Chen, Carlos Francisco, Gurshagan Kandhola
Faculty Advisors: Carol Reeves
RED Bio Battery is intended to support to all implantable medical devices (IMDs), such as pacemakers, defibrillators, and continuous glucose monitoring systems, which utilize Li-ion batteries. The technology generates power from the patient’s blood to extend battery life, thus eliminating the need for frequent replacement surgeries that are costly, time-consuming, and potentially life-threatening.

Arkansas Farm Bureau Agriculture Award

First Place – $5,000
AgChron Technology – University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Second Place – $3,000
Ghost Pot Busters – John Brown University, Siloam Springs
Team Members: Kristina Arge Simonsen, Kelli Neuman, Christian Hesslen, Faviola Aguilar, Keith Dixon, Eli Simonsen
Faculty Advisor: Delia Haak
Ghost Pot Busters`s vision is to become the crabbing industry’s leading choice of environmentally friendly crab pots with its flagship product, “The Biodegradable Crab Trap,” a pot made of an alloy that contains more iron so that the pot will disintegrate completely, and more quickly, once abandoned.

Delta Plastics Graduate Innovation Award

$5,000 – Grox Industries University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Delta Plastics Undergraduate Innovation Award

$5,000 – Vitele Harding University, Searcy
Team Members: Adam Baker, Manuel Barrantes, Brandon Beghtol, Tyler Arrington, Ryan Hoyer, Terah Smith
Faculty Advisor: Ken Olree
Vitele is a biometric harness that will provide standard medical care from a distance. This device will connect to the internet and to a doctor’s computer or server and send the vital measurements that Vitele is taking.

AT&T Undergraduate Division Elevator Pitch Award

$2,000 – Easy Dam, John Brown University

AT&T Graduate Division Elevator Pitch Award

$2,000 – Grox, University of Arkansas

C. Sam Walls Entrepreneur Educator Award Winners

$2,500 awarded to two educators and to their academic institutions ($10,000 total, granted by the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation)

  • Jeff Amerine – Founder, Startup Junkie Consulting, Fayetteville (University of Arkansas, Fayetteville)
  • Jeff Stinson – Director of Entrepreneurship, Arkansas Innovation Hub (University of Arkansas, Little Rock)

2016

Donald W. Reynolds Undergraduate Division

First Place – $25,000
Drone Surveying Solutions – University of Arkansas, Little Rock
Team Members: Robert Aikman, Corey Castleberry, Victoria Freshour, Mario Montenegro
Faculty Advisor: Stuart McLendon
Drone Surveying Solutions provides farmers with controlled, targeted solutions to a variety of agricultural issues by detecting and neutralizing threats to crops through the use of UAV (unmanned aerial vehicles) technology.

Second Place – $15,000
Natural State Bedding – John Brown University, Siloam Springs
Team Members: Jacob Hoskins, Calvin Huff, Walker Martin, Jeremiah Moore
Faculty Advisors: Eva Fast, Elana Carson
Natural State Bedding’s EcoAvia is a unique blend of organic materials that has the potential to increase flock health and quality; lower energy, ventilation, and propane costs; and increase production by allowing farms to raise at least one more flock per growing season.

Third Place – $10,000
Short Bow – University of Central Arkansas, Conway
Team Members: Ethan Erwin, Landon Lee
Faculty Advisor: Phil Bartos
The patented Short-Bow is a palm-held violin bow less than 12” in length that allows violinists and fiddle players to play in a more relaxed, guitar-like, abdomen-centered position, allowing the musician to play much like the guitar or mandolin, but with the added benefits of sustained tone unique to a haired bow.

Donald W. Reynolds Graduate Division

First Place – $25,000
VivImmune – University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Team Members: Drew McKinnon, Corey Coston, Sean Smith
Faculty Advisors: Carol Reeves, Cynthia Sides
VivImmune’s cancer treatment platform combines immunotherapy with drug delivery. Immunotherapies are a new class of cancer therapies that work by teaching a patient’s own body to fight cancer. VivImmune’s lead molecule, VI-003, is initially being targeted for use against bladder cancer.

Second Place – $15,000
Actio Systems – University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Team Members: M.J. Orellano, Matthew Gow, Amy Hardwick, Brett Thoms
Faculty Advisors: Carol Reeves, Cynthia Sides
Actio Systems’ HIPAA-compliant web/app-based platform helps appointment-based businesses address lost revenue and diminished customer service caused by cancelled and no-show appointments.

Third Place – $10,000
deciLvl – University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Team Members: Tara Shaw, J.P. Marzana, Anthony Sager, Don Walsh
Faculty Advisors: Carol Reeves, Cynthia Sides
The number of Noise Induced Hearing loss (NIHL) cases continues to increase due to a rise in noise pollution and a lack of proper hearing protection device (HPD) usage. deciLvl’s technology improves both comfort and noise protection of HPDs by using a protective membrane made of metamaterials, allowing safe noises to pass through while preventing harmful noise exposure.

Arkansas Farm Bureau Agriculture Award

First Place – $5,000
AGCorp – Ouachita Baptist University, Arkadelphia
Team Members: Evan McKinnon, L.B. Hudson
Faculty Advisor: Chris Brune
AGcorp (Advising Growers of Commodities On Real-time Prices) helps farmers get the best price for their crops through a simple mobile app. By providing farmers with a database of current cash bids for a designated area, AGcorp gives farmers access to new buyers and the ability to easily compare pricesmetamaterials, allowing safe noises to pass through while preventing harmful noise exposure.

Second Place – $3,000
Natural State Bedding – John Brown University, Siloam Springs

Delta Plastics Undergraduate Innovation Award

$5,000 – Natural State Bedding – John Brown University, Siloam Springs

Delta Plastics Graduate Innovation Award

$5,000 – VivImmune – University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

AT&T Elevator Pitch Undergraduate Award

$2,000 – Drone Surveying Solutions – University of Arkansas, Little Rock

AT&T Elevator Pitch Graduate Award

$2,000 – VivImmune –  University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

C. Sam Walls Entrepreneur Educator Award Winners

$2,500 awarded to two educators and to their academic institutions ($10,000 total, granted by the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation)

  • April Hearne – Pulaski Technical College, North Little Rock
  • Erick Chang – Arkansas State University, Jonesboro

2015

Donald W. Reynolds Undergraduate Division

First Place – $25,000
TIRE – Harding University, Searcy
Team Members: Cody Veteto, Andrew Brackins, Zachary Clevinger, Austin Yates, Bradley Wheeler
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Allen Frazier
TIRE’s tire-inflation regulatory system gives riders full dynamic control over tire pressure at their fingertips, maximizing traction to provide a more efficient and safer riding experience.

Second Place – $15,000
Charlie’s Choices – John Brown University, Siloam Springs
Team Members: Jeffrey Ewing, Erin Morningstar, Andrew Sauer, Abby Wilson, Nick Carson
Faculty Advisor: Eva Fast
Charlie’s Choices transforms disruptive sleep routines into an opportunity for parents to teach their children about the importance of rest. The flagship product is Charge-Me-Charlie, a patent-pending visual sleep timer that shows kids how long they need to stay in bed.

Third Place – $10,000
Opt In – John Brown University, Siloam Springs
Team Members: Tayler Insuaste, Rachel Kyles, Travis White, Danielle Lochala
Faculty Advisor: Eva Fast
Web-based service Opt-In unifies the work and home lives of professional women while providing qualified talent to partnering companies.

Donald W. Reynolds Graduate Division

First Place – $25,000
Agricultural Innovations – Arkansas State University, Jonesboro
Team Members: Joshua Baker, Kenneth Rains, Dirk Tanner, Justin Bagley, Franklin Kelley
Faculty Advisor: Erick Chang
Agricultural Innovations’ WellsVision is a sensor-driven, solar-powered automated irrigation system that allows farmers to remotely monitor and control the watering of their fields.

Second Place – $15,000
Kordate Solutions Inc. – University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Team Members: Kenny Bierman, Phillip Turner, Rob Ekwerekwu, Joseph Post, Vincent Audo, Michael O’Brien
Faculty Advisor: Carol Reeves
Kordate Solutions focuses on developing a therapeutic, peptoid-based drug to treat Alzheimer’s disease from early on-set to severe dementia.

Third Place – $10,000
Baby Booster – University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Team Members: Kyle Oshman, Jonathan Marshall, Darren Quinn
Faculty Advisors: Carol Reeves
Baby Booster is a 3-in-1 prenatal protein supplement that includes prenatal vitamins, DHA, and protein.

Arkansas Farm Bureau Agriculture Award

First Place – $5,000 | Baby Booster – University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Second Place – $3,000 | Agricultural Innovations – Arkansas State University, Jonesboro

Delta Plastics Undergraduate Innovation Award

$5,000
Conner Innovation – University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Team Members: Grant Conner, Thomas Lynch, Olivia Dyer, Jack Guo
Faculty Advisor: Larry Brian
The Crew’s Missile device clears debris and sediment from low-water bridges and culverts. Its simple design allows it to be used with virtually any piece of heavy equipment such as tractors, backhoes, excavators, and skid steers. With its multiple, interchangeable collapsing scoops and extending main shaft, it can be adapted to any culvert drain or bridge size.

Delta Plastics Graduate Innovation Award

$5,000
Agricultural Innovations – Arkansas State University, Jonesboro

AT&T Elevator Pitch Undergraduate Award

$2,000
TIRE – Harding University, Searcy

AT&T Elevator Pitch Graduate Award

$2,000
Saf-Tech – Arkansas State University, Jonesboro
Team Members: Dustin Lavender, Amanda Barton-Smith, Lillian Bryant, Pam English
Faculty Advisors: Erick Chang, Marvin Jones
Saf-Tech’s Guardian blocks texts and phone calls of minors and dependents using vehicles authorized by parents or guardians. The device will plug into the On-Board-Diagnostics (OBD II) port of the selected vehicle and pair with the dependent’s smartphone to block all phone usage except emergency calls via the Guardian app.

C. Sam Walls Entrepreneur Educator Award Winners

$2,500 awarded to two educators and to their academic institutions ($10,000 total, granted by the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation)

  • Eva Fast – John Brown University
  • Bryan McKinney – Ouachita Baptist University

2014

Donald W. Reynolds Undergraduate Division

First Place – $25,000
Arleesa – John Brown University, Siloam Springs
Team Members: Andrea Good, Jeremy Enders, Chase Skelton, Jake Wilson
Faculty Advisor: Eva Fast
Arlessa allows families to customize dolls with their children by providing a variety of skin tones, body shapes, and ethnically accurate facial features, while centering on the companies core values: Character, self-esteem, diversity, imagination, and fun.

Second Place – $15,000
BioBotic Solutions – University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, and Hendrix College
Team Members: Michael Iseman, Kelley Coakley, Rachel Zweig
Faculty Advisors: Jeff Amerine, Dr. Carol Reeves
BioBotic Solutions proposes using a robotic arm and conveyor system to replace the tedious task of “grossing” that pathologist assistants perform, reducing risk of human error.

Third Place – $10,000
Funding Fathers – John Brown University, Siloam Springs
Team Members: Christopher Hembree, Timothy Luff, Jacob Moore
Faculty Advisor: Eva Fast
Funding Fathers seeks to provide an alternative form of financing for new venture small businesses through a crowdfunding platform.

Donald W. Reynolds Graduate Division

First Place – $25,000
LumaDrop – University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Team Members: Brad Phelan, Neil Bora, Randy Cabrera, Joe Huff
Faculty Advisor: Carol Reeves
LumaDrop is an alternative treatment for Wet-Type Age-Related Macular Degeneration (wet AMD). Rather than be doctor-administered by repeated injections directly into the eye, LumaDrop eye drops can be applied by the patient at home.

Second Place – $15,000
Datavis – University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Team Members: Justin Urso, Michael Finan, Jason Kohrig
Faculty Advisor: Carol Reeves
Datavis provides image-recognition inventory management software to replace the barcode scanner. This technology identifies products on-shelf, in real time; therefore accelerating the retail audit and improving shelf compliance.

Third Place – $10,000
HemaNotics – University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Team Members: Scott Andrews, Andrew Boehm, Jackie Frentz
Faculty Advisor: Carol Reeves
Determining the correct dosing for prescription anticoagulant drug Coumadin is extremely challenging, requiring monthly, semimonthly, and even weekly blood tests for patients. HemaNotics removes this inconvenience for Coumadin users and improves the accuracy at which doctors can assign dosages – saving both lives and money.

Delta Plastics Undergraduate Innovation Award

$5,000 – BioBotic Solutions – University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, and Hendrix College, Conway

Delta Plastics Graduate Innovation Award

$5,000 – Datavis – University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

AT&T Elevator Pitch Undergraduate Award

$2,000
BioBotic Solutions – University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, and Hendrix College, Conway

AT&T Elevator Pitch Graduate Award

$2,000
Datavis – University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

C. Sam Walls Entrepreneur Educator Award Winners

$2,500 awarded to two educators and to their academic institutions ($10,000 total, granted by the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation)

  • Carol Reeves – University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
  • Allen Frazier – Harding University, Searcy

2013

Donald W. Reynolds Undergraduate Division

First Place – $25,000
Catch-22 – University of Arkansas, Little Rock
Team Members: James Rutherford, Ryan Guinee, Robert Grasby, Brandon Burroughs
Faculty Advisor: Richard Crane
Catch-22 will creative a liquid organic fertilizer from an undesirable fish that has invaded the Mississippi River Basin.

Second Place – $15,000
eScout – Ouachita Baptist University, Arkadelphia
Team Members: Connor Burke, Jason Cantwell, Sarah McKimmey
Faculty Advisor: Phil Rice
eScout is a video scouting service that aims to provide collegiate soccer coaches with quality footage of college showcase tournaments across the country.

Third Place – $10,000
Innovative Medical Sensor Tech – Harding University, Searcy
Team Members: Jeremiah Vivio, Paula Morales, Cory Miller, Hayden Shirley
Faculty Advisor: Allen Frazier
Innovative Medical Sensor Tech. is a medical device tracking system utilizing RFID tagging.

Donald W. Reynolds Graduate Division

First Place – $25,000  
Picasolar – University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Team Members: Trish Flanagan, Matthew Young, Michael Miller, Seth Shumate
Faculty Advisor: Carol Reeves
Picasolar has developed a game-changing technology for the solar industry that will increase the efficiency of solar cells by up to 15 percent, while reducing silver costs by $20 million annually for an average manufacturer.

Second Place – $15,000
HomeDx – University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Team Members: Calvin Smith, Will Swearingen, Max Mahler, Daniel Cherry, Audra Mazzeo
Faculty Advisor: Carol Reeves
HomeDX provides rapid over-the-counter in-vitro diagnostic tests for food intolerances, sexually transmitted diseases, and other infectious diseases directly to the consumer.

Third Place – $10,000
EverClean Coating Solutions – University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Team Members: Corey Thompson, Bill Ryan, Manish Phogat
Faculty Advisor: Carol Reeves
EverClean Coating Solutions has developed a self-cleaning and anti-reflective coating that is low cast, easy to apply, and results in a solar cell efficiency improvement of 4 percent, and can prevent efficiency losses of up to 30 percent.

Delta Plastics Undergraduate Innovation Award

$5,000
LifeB – Harding University, Searcy
Team Members: Ross Tuneberg, Sofia Lopez, Matthew Irvine, Emilio Espino, James Robbins
Faculty Advisor: Allen Frazier
LifeB is a small, autonomous boat that is used to increase the training and safety needs of open-water swimmers; particularly triathletes.

Delta Plastics Graduate Innovation Award

$5,000 – EverClean Coating Solutions – University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

AT&T Elevator Pitch Undergraduate Award

$2,000
TrustedWills.com – Ouachita Baptist University, Arkadelphia
Team Member: Lindsey Fowler
Faculty Advisor: Bryan McKimmey
A business plan to create, promote, and sustain a web-based business specializing in the streamlined development of Last Wills and Testaments, Living Wills, and Powers of Attorney, in an efficient and user-friendly environment

AT&T Elevator Pitch Graduate Award

$2,000
IsoLabs – Harding University
Team Members: Jason Grace, Claire Mowrer, Connor Galloway, Michael Kruse, Gary Torres
Faculty Advisor: William Oliver
IsoLab’s product allows individuals to test their food for possible allergens prior to consumption, ensuring the individual can have an enjoyable meal experience without the fear of a possible allergic reaction.

2012

Donald W. Reynolds Undergraduate Division

First Place – $25,000
Simpler Solutions – John Brown University, Siloam Springs
Team Members: Shantelle Overby, Brandon Knight, Jamison Hofer
Faculty Advisor: Eva Fast
Simpler Solutions strives to enhance and simplify the paint sampling process by becoming the leading
company for paint sampling innovation. We want to inspire confidence and creativity and provide consumers and manufacturers with a simpler, more innovative and cost‐effective method of sampling paint.

Second Place – $15,000
Hydrovate – John Brown University, Siloam Springs
Team Members: Tina Funk, Amanda Abramovitz, Josh Garrett, Rolando Ochoa
Faculty Advisor: Eva Fast
Hydrovate offers products that aid the livestock industry by providing improved hydration systems.
Hydrovate’s first product, the EcoTrough, is a self‐cleaning animal watering device that maximizes animal health and almost entirely eliminates the labor and contamination associated with animal hydration.

Third Place – $10,000
Vita “Intelligent” Label – Harding University, Searcy
Team Members: Daniela Hernandez, Taylor Barnett, Davy Martinez
Faculty Advisor: Allen Frazier
Vita prevents the wastage of poultry by giving an accurate state of the food, this also helps vendors save money. Vita also provides brand equity to vendors because it proves higher quality of their product above others.

Donald W. Reynolds Graduate Division

First Place – $25,000
Boston Mountain Biotech – University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Team Members: Ellen Brune, Stuart Brune
Faculty Advisor: Carol Reeves
The Lotus E. coli cell line improves the efficiency of protein purification by saving biologics manufacturers up to 50% on their purification costs, minimizing losses and speeding up production times. The technology for Lotus is patent pending and we are already negotiating with two potential customers to begin pilot testing.

Second Place – $15,000
SpatiaLink Solutions – University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Team Members: Steve Fortner, John Miller, Aaron Huffaker, Nate Allen, Bethany Haefner
Faculty Advisor: Carol Reeves
Retail shelf out‐of‐stock is costing product manufacturers an estimated $71 billion annually in lost sales. SpatiaLink is reinventing the shelf planning process by integrating with the supply chain to improve on‐shelf availability. Our trade‐secret algorithms optimize product assortment to maximize retail sales and market share for product manufacturers.

Third Place – $10,000
Learning DifferentiatED – University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Team Members: Barry James, Senthil Raman, Brandon Wright, Brandon Hill
Faculty Advisor: Carol Reeves
The team’s manaGED Prep software will streamline the current GED preparation process by utilizing
algorithms that provide personalized study plans and completion dates. Together with our copyrighted video tutorials of expert adult education teachers, we expect to reduce student preparation times by 25 percent while increasing student retention rates.

Arkansas Farm Bureau Undergraduate Agriculture Award

$5,000 – Hydrovate – John Brown University, Siloam Springs

Arkansas Farm Bureau Graduate Agriculture Award

$5,000
Cam Ah Co – Arkansas State University, Jonesboro
Team Members: Brandon Boone, Doug Strickland, Cody Brown
Faculty Advisor: Erick Chang
The unit will eliminate the restraints of selling to a biofuel processing co‐op and extract oil from different crops so farmers can also use the biofuel in their operations. The mobile unit is affordable, easy to install, operate and maintain. The modules offer upgrade capabilities to fit every farmer’s needs.

Delta Plastics Undergraduate Innovation Award

$5,000  Vita “Intelligent” Labels – Harding University, Searcy

Delta Plastics Graduate Innovation Award

$5,000 – Innovative Athletic Solutions – John Brown University, Siloam Springs
Team Members: Brittany Hopper, Matt Brooker, David Castagne, Abel Galliguez
Faculty Advisor: Eva Fast
IAS seeks to become the top choice of performance enhancing products for athletic equipment by developing solutions that provide a competitive edge for the needs of today’s athlete.

AT&T Elevator Pitch Undergraduate Award

$2,000 – Hydrovate – John Brown University, Siloam Springs

AT&T Elevator Pitch Graduate Award

$2,000 SpatiaLink Solutions – University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

2011

Donald W. Reynolds Undergraduate Division

First Place – $20,000
Agricultural Food Systems – John Brown University, Siloam Springs
Team Members: Kirk Dennison, Lawson Hembree, Lauren Kessler, Jose Delgadillo
Faculty Advisor: Mike Kennelley
Agricultural Food Systems seeks to innovate systems for measuring food quality by providing pioneering technologies that increase value and build trust among agricultural food producers, processors, and consumers. AFS’ flagship product, the TenderID, enables meat processors to measure tenderness in raw beef carcasses quickly and accurately on the production line.

Second Place – $10,000
Craftistas – John Brown University, Siloam Springs
Team Members: Zac Freeman, Troy Zellers, Camiille Malkiewicz
Faculty Advisor: Mike Kennelley
Craftistas is a direct sales company seeking to cultivate the desire for creativity by providing convenient crafting experiences. By selling craft kits complete with the materials and instructions to make a craft, Craftistas will make crafting a more feasible and desirable reality.

Third Place – $15,000
GardenCraft – John Brown University, Siloam Springs
Team Members: Bethany Kienlbauch, Zach Burks, Andrius Mikutis
Faculty Advisor: Mike Kennelley
Garden Craft is a company that focuses on the expression of creativity through offering do-it-yourself hypertufa projects that allow people to discover and channel their imagination.

Donald W. Reynolds Graduate Division

First Place – $20,000
cycleWood Solutions – University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Team Members: Jack Avery, Kevin Oden, Nhiem Cao, Priscila Silva, Blair Cocanower
Faculty Advisor: Carol Reeves
cycleWood Solutions, LLC offers a sustainable and profitable solution to conventional single-use plastic bags. Our product, the XyloBag, is comprised of a biodegradable lignin-based plastic and biodegrades in 150 days. The target market for our product is the $4 billion U.S. plastic bag market.

Second Place – $10,000
TiFiber – University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Team Members: Craig Crismon, Joel Irons, Bhanu Koppolu, Alex Kieslich, Brock Hauser
Faculty Advisor: Carol Reeves
TiFiber is an Arkansas company seeking investment to bring an innovative solution to industrial filtration. The Innovative technology transforms titanium dioxide into nano fibersheets.

Third Place – $5,000
Peas and Cues – John Brown University, Siloam Springs
Team Members: Carine Netto, Amanda Stacy, Brock Erdman, Ryland Allen
Faculty Advisor: Delia Haak
Peas and Cues is dedicated to providing parents with a fun creative and comprehensive curriculum to teach their child a foreign language at home. Our unique foreign language curriculum will enable parents to better prepare their child for success in an increasingly global marketplace.

Arkansas Farm Bureau Undergraduate Agriculture Award

$5,000 – Agricultural Food Systems – John Brown University, Siloam Springs

Arkansas Farm Bureau Graduate Agriculture Award

$5,000 – cycleWood Solutions – University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Delta Plastics Undergraduate Innovation Award

$5,000 – Agricultural Food Systems – John Brown University, Siloam Springs

Delta Plastics Graduate Innovation Award

$5,000 – Jeska Shoe Company – Southern Arkansas University, Magnolia
Team Members: Jessica Haynes, Kaci Matthews
Faculty Advisor: Jeramy Meacham
Jeska Shoe Company will offer a cutting edge high heel shoe concept to forever shake up the footwear industry. With both shoes and styles constantly evolving, the Jeska brand allows consumers to interchange both heels and accessories on a daily basis to appeal to a woman’s need for change.

2010

Donald W. Reynolds Undergraduate Division

First Place – $20,000
Arkansas Auto Fluff – University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Team Members: Mason Miller, Greg Savage, Ashley Giles, Alex Sprinks
Faculty Advisor: Mark Zweig
Auto Fluff specializes in the recycling of end of life plastics from the waste stream of the automobile industry.  The company is able to combine two current problems into one profitable solution.

Second Place – $10,000
Interactive Convenience Electronics (ICE) – University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Team Members: Lucas Harrington, Ketan Chawla
Faculty Advisor: Jeff Amerine
ICE’s vision is to become the premier multi-user touchscreen tabletop computer service provider in the south central United States with a goal to provide the computers, software applications, service, and expertise necessary to foster the growth of convenience electronics.

Third Place – $5,000
Fore Your Swing – John Brown University, Siloam Springs
Team Members: Susan Ashley, Melinda Roberts, Natalia Ramirez, Brian Urquidez
Faculty Advisors: Mike Kennelley, Mandy Moore
Fore Your Swing seeks to provide customers with an incomparable golfing experience that fosters both entertainment and quick improvement for golfers in the communities we serve.

Donald W. Reynolds Graduate Division

First Place – $20,000
InnerVision – University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Team Members: Jeff Veltkamp, Anoop Prasanna, Annelie Reckling, Elizabeth Slape, Bryon Western
Faculty Advisor: Carol Reeves
InnerVision’s Smart Turbine Blade enables power generation facilities to radically change their maintenance programs, saving them millions of dollars each year on interval-based maintenance. Smart Turbine Blade captures real-time diagnostic information from inside the turbine and transmits data wirelessly to the outside.

Second Place – $10,000
BiologicsMD – University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Team Members: Michael Thomas, Misty Stephens, Paul Mlakar, Robyn Goforth
Faculty Advisor: Carol Reeves
BiologicsMD’s osteoporosis prescription drug OsteoFlor will increase bone mineral density more than twice as much as the leading medication in a single annual dose.

Third Place – $5,000
Green Valley Solar – University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Team Members: Douglas Hutchings, Brent Bertelsen, Stephen Ritterbysh, Seth Shumate
Faculty Advisor: Carol Reeves
Green Valley Solar’s method for manufacturing silicon in solar panels reduces costs and boosts performance substantially, and uses equipment the industry has used for the past 40 years.

Arkansas Farm Bureau Undergraduate Agriculture Award

$5,000 – HydroSym Farms – University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Team Members: Cody Yancey, Evan Brown, Amen Ismail, Joshua Dunn Faculty Advisor: Mark Zweig
HydroSym Farm’s mission is to provide local communities with year-round organic fruits, vegetables, fish, and flowers while minimizing our carbon impact and enlightening our communities about the benefits of being organic, remaining local, and being environmentally conscious.

Delta Plastics Undergraduate Innovation Award

$5,000 – Second Wind – Harding University, Searcy
Team Members: Jordan Gwinn, Adam VanReenen, Kellie DeAtley, Sarah Riley, John Snyder
Faculty Advisors: Allen Frazier, Mike Emerson
Second Wind is a company that provides small-scale wind energy collection systems to farmers and land owners for private use. Second Wind’s product is a kite-based electrical generator that is capable of harvesting wind energy in locations where traditional turbine generators are not a viable option.

Delta Plastics Graduate Innovation Award

$5,000 – InnerVision – University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

2009

Donald W. Reynolds Undergraduate Division

First Place – $20,000
Creatively Mine – John Brown University, Siloam Springs
Team Members: Emily Hornok, Carine Netto, Matt Nye, James Smith
Faculty Advisors: Mandy Moore, Mike Kennelley
Creatively Mine is an online children’s clothing retailer that allows young girls to design their own customized outfits using an interactive, game-like website.

Second Place – $10,000
Progressive Solutions – John Brown University, Siloam Springs
Team Members: Drew Cleaver, Angela Langer, Kirena Duffel, Clayton Anderson
Faculty Advisors: Mandy Moore, Mike Kennelley
Progressive Solutions’ Higher Hangers are patented, space-saving clothing hangers that reduce clutter and create additional closet space by raising garments vertically.

Third Place – $5,000
Elevate Medical – University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Team Members: Joseph Willmann, Jacob McConnell, Christopher Nelson
Faculty Advisor: Carol Reeves
Elevate Medical’s initial product, the Lift Assist, is intended to alleviate the pain and risks associated with patient transfers between wheelchair and bed.

Donald W. Reynolds Graduate Division

First Place – $20,000
Tears for Life – University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Team Members: Chris Elizer, Jared Greer, Jordan Greer, Bessie Williams
Faculty Advisor: Carol Reeves
Tears for Life’s noninvasive test kit will screen women for breast cancer using proteins found in tears. This will be the core of a profitable portfolio of noninvasive screening tools that will save lives and reduce health care costs.

Second Place – $10,000
Thanks Bud – University of Arkansas, Little Rock
Team Members: Anthony Johnson, R.J. Martino, Roxane Martino
Faculty Advisor: Joe Bell
ThanksBud is an online social marketplace that aims to change the way people buy and sell services.

Third Place – $5,000
Orlumet – University of Arkansas, Little Rock
Team Members: Drew Jensen, Garima Lall, Glediana Rexha, Kevin White
Faculty Advisor: Mildred Holley
Biomedical startup Orlumet LLC has a portfolio of innovative platform technologies. Orlumet’s first platform consists of bioactive surface coatings for improving the performance and longevity of various medical devices.

Arkansas Farm Bureau Undergraduate Agriculture Award

$5,000
Earth N’ Vessels – Arkansas Tech University, Russellville
Team Members: Kyle Castro, Kyle Davis, Nathanael Hancock
Faculty Advisor: Stephen Jones
Earth N’ Vessels provides a disposal option for Arkansas’s poultry industry through the use of responsible composting methods.

Arkansas Farm Bureau Graduate Agriculture Award

$5,000
Ground Up Biosolutions – University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Team Members: Keith Solsvig, Cesar Coto, Brandon Barr, Joshua McCullough
Faculty Advisors: Carol Reeves

Ground Up Biosolutions’ patent-pending process combines two waste products – biosolids and poultry litter – to produce a granulized fertilizer that reduces water and landfill utilization, contamination, and strip mining.

Delta Plastics Undergraduate Innovation Award

$5,000 – Elevate Medical – University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Delta Plastics Graduate Innovation Award

$5,000 – Tears for Life – University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

2008

Donald W. Reynolds Undergraduate Division

First Place – $20,000
Renaizzance Clothing – University of Central Arkansas, Conway
Team Member: Chauncey Holloman
Faculty Advisor: Michael Rubach
Renaizzance Clothing is an urban clothing line accepted into Macy’s Department Stores. The brand will be positive and an inspiring outlook on hip-hop.

Second Place – $10,000
Enterra – John Brown University, Siloam Springs
Team Members: J. Marcus Naramore, John Williams, Maria Jose Valencia Merlos, Micah Williams, Yaribeth Pacheco
Faculty Advisors: Mandy Moore, Mike Kennelley

Enterra will be a retail store in Fayetteville that will specialize in environmentally friendly fashion, by offering products that are high quality, environmentally conscientious, and stylish. Enterra aims to achieve a monetary, environmental, and societal profit.

Third Place – $5,000
VitaTag – Harding University, Searcy
Team Members: Jeremiah Robison, Michael Inloes, Ryan Moody
Faculty Advisors: Allen Frazier, Michael Emerson
VitaTag will supply cost efficient products that will be a revolutionary means for tracking the health and progress of livestock. VitaTag’s system will consist of a tag, scanner, and internet based software which work together to generate a livestock management tool for customers.

Donald W. Reynolds Graduate Division

First Place – $20,000
Protrom Medical – University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Team Members: James “JD” Weathers, Kellen Frank, Luke Weiler, Michael Smith
Faculty Advisor: Carol Reeves
Protrom Medical will provide innovative medical systems to benefit human health. Its first product will be the P.A.C. system, which is a temporary abdominal closure device.

Second Place – $10,000
MerchantEyes – University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Team Members: April Seggebruch, Karen McSpadden, Kristin Huber, Stan Zylowski
Faculty Advisor: Carol Reeves
MerchantEyes proposes a digital solution to the current manual system of tracking and validating the $2 billion spent annually on in-store retail merchandising activities. Its proprietary web-based software solution will bring efficiency, accuracy, and transparency to the in-store merchandising process.

Third Place – $5,000
Track Life Systems – University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Team Members: Christopher Boschetti, Jeffrey Evans, Jennifer Liguori, Linh Ngo, Rahul Rajgarhia
Faculty Advisor: Carol Reeves
TrackLife Systems is developing a first-of-its-kind comprehensive component life prediction software program (TrackLife) for fossil fuel power plants.

Undergraduate Innovation Award

$5,000 – VitaTag – Harding University, Searcy

Graduate Innovation Award

$5,000
TruSource Technologies – University of Arkansas, Little Rock
Team Members: Drew Jensen Enkeleda Dervishi Mitesh Patel
Faculty Advisor: Mildred Holley
TruSource Technologies has developed a patent-pending, anti-counterfeit sensor which it will market to pharmaceutical companies to protect their high-dollar, high-volume prescription drugs.

2007

Donald W. Reynolds Undergraduate Division

First Place – $20,000
Lucina – John Brown University
Team Members: Andrea Kahnk, Claire Armstrong, David Cox, Leah Olson, Jordan Milano
Faculty Advisors: Mandy Moore, Kim Hadley
Lucina will contribute to the welfare of families and caregivers by designing and manufacturing reliable, affordable baby care products that are safe and efficient.

Second Place – $10,000
Innovative Measurement Technology – John Brown University
Team Members: Ashley Wettengel, Lauren Craft, Trent Busenitz, Andrew Baskins
Faculty Advisors: Mandy Moore, Mike Kennelley

Innovative Measurement Technology utilizes ultrasonic technology to monitor feed bins.

Third Place – $5,000
New Horizon Biofuels – University of Arkansas at Fayetteville
Team Members: Austin Bray, Cody Bleich, Jessica Bridges, Andy Cloud, Stephen Parr
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Mark Zweig
New Horizon Biofuels will focus on the sale of biodiesel and the advancement of research for alternate fuels. The company will seek to prove that sustainable businesses can be both economically and ecologically sensible.

Donald W. Reynolds Graduate Division

First Place – $20,000
GuardIN Fresh – University of Arkansas at Fayetteville
Team Members: Shantan Pesaru, Paul McDowell, Keith Smithpeters, Seth Claus
Faculty Advisor: Carol Reeves
GuardIN Fresh will provide innovative packaging solutions to the fresh produce industry. These products intend to extend shelf life and reduce spoilage, bringing sustainable practices to the industry.

Second Place – $10,000
Compello RX – University of Arkansas at Fayetteville
Team Members: Kevin Sedlacek, Nick Belton, Elliott Chester, Adam Cogburn
Faculty Advisor: Carol Reeves
Compello RX will be a value-added broker, which will allow hospital pharmacies to overcome regulatory hurdles and staffing shortages, by serving as a single-source solution for all of their outsourced pharmaceutical needs.

Third Place – $5,000
Dynamic Airport Solutions – University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Team Members: David Hunt, Rodney Arnold, Daniel Rucker, Andrew Herden, Jennifer Lindsay Cowling
Faculty Advisor: Joe Bell
Dynamic Airport Solutions will offer the commercial airport market an integrated technology solution to enhance efficiency and profitability in operations. DAS will provide a complete solution in everything from gate management to ticketing.

Undergraduate Innovation Award

$5,000 – Innovative Measurement Technology – John Brown University, Siloam Springs

Graduate Innovation Award

$5,000 – GuardIN Fresh – University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

2006

Donald W. Reynolds Undergraduate Division

First Place – $20,000
Precision AgSense – Harding University, Searcy
Team Members: Chris Cochran, Matthew Swindle
Faculty Advisors: Dr. Allen Frazier, Mike Emerson
Precision AgSense is an agricultural crop support service enables farmers to cut costs, conserve chemicals, and treat their fields with a level of precision never before possible.

Second Place – $10,000
Ag Solutions Corporation – John Brown University, Siloam Springs
Team Members: Shawn Gatton, Meghan G. Kelly, Melody Masis, Marilyn Pérez, Laura Redmond
Faculty Advisor: Delia Haak
AgSolutions Corporation goal is to help the state of Arkansas set the standard for recycling by using poultry litter as an alternate heating source.

Third Place – $5,000
Sabor Latino – John Brown University, Siloam Springs
Team Members: Seth Hildbrant, Emily McGuire, Ellie Thoene, Claudia Salgado, Leidi Urbina
Faculty Advisor: Delia Haak
Sabor Latino will cater to the entertainment needs of the Hispanic population in Arkansas, by becoming the largest supplier of Spanish movies, books, and music to be found in a single location in Arkansas.

Donald W. Reynolds Graduate Division

First Place – $20,000
AgRobotics– University of Arkansas at Fayetteville
Team Members: Alin Dragos, Adi Masli, Jason McNabb
Faculty Advisor: Carol Reeves
AgRobotics will produce innovative precision agriculture equipment, increasing crop yields while simplifying farming.

Second Place – $10,000
Amiiga – University of Arkansas at Fayetteville
Team Members: Tanya Fette, Leah Morton, Angelo Welihinda
Faculty Advisor: Carol Reeves
Amiiga will be a software development and consulting company that will focus on enabling faster, easier access to information, with the use of databases. Amiiga will provide a software package that will optimize data querying and improve efficiency.

Third Place – $5,000
Contür – University of Arkansas at Fayetteville
Team Members: Sarah Garton, Paul McDaniel, Paul Sproles
Faculty Advisor: Carol Reeves
Contür’s first product, the Safe ‘n’ Snug Changing Station, will make the experience of diaper changing more comfortable for babies and easier for caregivers.

AT&T Technology Innovation Award – Undergraduate

$5,000 – Ag Solutions Corporation – John Brown University, Siloam Springs

AT&T Technology Innovation Award – Undergraduate

$5,000 – Amiiga – University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

2005

Donald W. Reynolds Undergraduate Division

First Place – $20,000
HU Buy – Harding University, Searcy
Team Members: Jonathan Towell, Luke Dockery, Colby Blaisdell, Peter Kirby
Faculty Advisors: Allen Frazier, Mike Emerson
HU Buy is an auction-based website built specifically for university students. HU Buy helps students while assisting local vendors develop an online market presence.

Second Place – $10,000
Integrated Shipping Solutions – University of Arkansas, Fort Smith
Team Members: K. Michael Pyle, Michael Pierce, Brady Marston
Faculty Advisor: Roger D. Roderick
Integrated Shipping Solutions has designed the eco-pallet. Made of recycled rubber and plastic, this innovative shipping platform is more durable, flexible and cheaper than standard plastic pallets.

Third Place – $5,000
River Valley Biodiesel Refinery – Arkansas Tech University, Russellville
Team Members: Crystal Washington, Jeremy Aylett, Eric Yates, Richard Smart, Megan Judy River
Faculty Advisor: Loretta Cochran

Valley Biodiesel Refinery is the first producer of biodiesel in Arkansas. Valley Biodiesel Refinery’s mission is to produce a quality diesel fuel alternative for regional distribution that minimizes environmental damage from pollution and reduces dependence on foreign petroleum sources.

Donald W. Reynolds Graduate Division

First Place – $20,000
Earthgard – University of Arkansas at Fayetteville
Team Members: Jon Massey, Alicia Owens, Matt Carroll, Jeff Denman
Faculty Advisor: Carol Reeves
Earthgard has developed the patented and scientifically proven R3F filter technology to meet urgent water and wastewater demands in small communities in the United States and the world.

Second Place – $10,000
Bandgap Protectives – University of Arkansas at Fayetteville
Team Members: Marie Josee Le Jour McDonagh, Kyle Stacey, Max Bachman
Faculty Advisor: Carol Reeves
Bandgap Protectives specializes in the manufacture and marketing of silicon crystalline nanoparticles featuring a patent pending UV ray-trapping technology. Suntrappers will revolutionize the way we protect ourselves from ultraviolet radiation.

Third Place – $5,000
Trager Technologies – University of Arkansas at Fayetteville
Team Members: Jonathan Thompson, Siddharth Kak, Sarah Jones
Faculty Advisor: Carol Reeves
Trager Technologies is revolutionizing locomotive diesel exhaust design with the patent-pending Trager Turbo Screen.

Technology Award – Undergraduate

$5,000 – Integrated Shipping Solutions – University of Arkansas, Fort Smith

Technology Award – Undergraduate

$5,000 – Bandgap Protectives – University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

2004

Donald W. Reynolds Undergraduate Division

First Place – $20,000
Nature’s Beef – John Brown University
Team Members: Sarah Chess, Daniela Bucaro, Matt Tice, Seth Malley
Faculty Advisor: Delia Haak
Nature’s Beef is an organic beef production company based in northwest Arkansas.

Second Place – $10,000
Pet Star – Harding University, Searcy
Team Members: Aaron Mitchell, Levi Ross, Chad Burchfield, Mariana Figueroa
Faculty Advisor: Allen Frazier
The PetStar business plan outlines a way to market and distribute an innovative way to track lost or stolen animals, through an implantable chip which is tracked by a global positioning system.

Third Place – $5,000
I Do! I Do! Event Productions – University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Team Member: Ashley Sutton
Faculty Advisors: Susan Bristow, Renee Clay

I Do! I Do! Event Productions is a wedding library and referral service offering vendors an effective and low-cost means of marketing. The company also offers wedding planning services.

Donald W. Reynolds Graduate Division

First Place – $20,000
Black Widow – University of Arkansas at Fayetteville
Team Members: Travis Ruff, Megan Crews, Levi Russ, John Rutledge
Faculty Advisor: Carol Reeves
The Black Widow tool solves common bolt-stripping problems.

Second Place – $10,000
ZEPH Innovations– University of Arkansas at Fayetteville
Team Members: Mark Heiliger, Charles Webber
Faculty Advisor: Susan Bristow
ZEPH Innovations develops new technologies for less-than lethal weapons, beginning with the N-Fuze, a new product for use by law enforcement and individuals.

Third Place – $5,000
Distinctive Living – University of Arkansas at Fayetteville
Team Members: Heather Sprandel, Matthew Stengel
Faculty Advisor: Renee Clay
The Distinctive Living plan outlines a retail and online shopping enterprise specializing in assistive devices, mobility products, and life enhancing goods for the elderly and special needs population.

Technology Award – Undergraduate

$5,000
Quick Response – Harding University, Searcy
Team Members: Carolyn Fassett, Chris Fassett, Nathan Bronneman, Robin Pledge
Faculty Advisor: Mike Emerson
Emergency response program Quick Response assists cities and first responders with information about important building construction features, nearest fire hydrants, optimal routes to emergency sites, and other emergency-related information.

Technology Award – Graduate

$5,000
Moducell – University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Team Members: Martin Simoncic, Scott Hall, Eric Mallard, Keith Martin, James Moneyhun
Faculty Advisor: Carol Reeves
The Moducell team outlines the commercialization of a technology to produce micro fuel cells that eliminate the need to recharge cell phones from electrical outlets.

2003

Governor’s Award for Entrepreneurial Development – Undergraduate Division

First Place – $20,000
Horizon Building Systems – University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Team Members: Josh Copher, Joseph Rupe, Aaron Lewis, James Travis, Lamont Nguyen
Faculty Advisor: Lance Sexton
The Horizon Building Systems team has engineered a way for builders to meet the constant demand to produce higher quality homes at a competitive price. To meet the demand, this team envisions a business to provide highly pre-engineered manufactured framing components while maintaining an emphasis on customer service.

Second Place – $10,000
PoolTek – University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Team Members: Mark Heiliger, Sarah Barnett, Anthony Francis
Faculty Advisor: Renee Clay
Pool Tek’s product connects to existing pool water lines and monitors chemical levels in the pool, with monitoring and controls operating remotely. Upgrades in the system allows for automatic dispensing of necessary chemicals.

Third Place – $5,000
Digital Arkansas – Harding University, Searcy
Team Members: Troy Helton, Nathan Dutile
Faculty Advisor: Phil Brown

We intend to revolutionize the declining school photography business by leading the digital photography revolution into the school market segment.

Governor’s Award for Entrepreneurial Development – Graduate Division

First Place – $20,000
WireCon – University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Team Members: Baykal Altiner, Sam Austin, Philip Doss
Faculty Advisor: Lance Sexton
WireCon will be a supplier of wire harnesses, creating efficiencies in payroll and raw materials expenses for the HVAC and home appliance markets.

Second Place – $10,000
LogoMotion – University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Team Members: Richard Hossley, Raymond Jordan, Guy Marrone, Emily McClain
Faculty Advisor: Carol Reeves
LogoMotion gives fans of college athletics a bright, new, and exciting way to show their team spirit. MascotMotion uses a rope light to illuminate the outline of a college’s mascot or logo.

Third Place – $5,000
FYM Consulting – University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Team Members: Jody Ayers, Jordan Beard, Martin Sutton< /strong>
Faculty Advisor: Carol Reeves< /strong>
FYM Consulting has a mission of refining South and Latin American consumer product manufacturers so that they can sell products to Wal-Mart and other U.S. mass merchandisers.

Technology Award – Undergraduate

$5,000 – PoolTek – University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Technology Award – Graduate

$5,000
Phantron – University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Team Members: William Burgess, Jaime Summers, Keith M. Wheeler
Faculty Advisor: Calvin Bacon, Jr.
The Phantron team has devised a system that can remotely monitor heart rate, falls, and geographic position, to be used in elderly and at-risk patients, with primary use among Altzheimer’s patients.

2002

Governor’s Award for Entrepreneurial Development Winners

First Place – $30,000
Yard Homes – University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Team Members: Michael Newcity, Jamie Loftin, Jeffrey Loftin
Faculty Advisor: Lance Sexton
Yard Homes produces custom prefabricated residential storage and outbuildings that complement modern home design.

Second Place – $20,000
Eagle Eye– University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Team Member: Christy Simons
Faculty Advisor: Calvin Bacon
Eagle Eye Inc. incorporates an indoor shooting range, personal safety training center, and a firearm/safety product retail business.

Third Place – $10,000
Sempurna Coffee Company – University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Team Members: Stuart Walker, Richard Dillon
Faculty Advisor: Carol Reeves
Sempurna Coffee Company distributes green coffee bean roasters and other premium coffee products to major retailers.

Southwestern Bell Technology Award Winners

$5,000
Waterwood – Harding University, Searcy
Team Members: Dane Joneshill, Taylor Ross
Faculty Advisor: Stacey Lewis
Waterwood uses shipbuilding technology to manufacture wooden bathroom fixtures.

$5,000
Arkansas Medical Solutions – Harding University, Searcy
Team Member: Sean Evans
Faculty Advisor: Michael Emerson
Arkansas Medical Solutions is an integrated medical office transcription, billing, and medical records software.

2001

Governor’s Award for Entrepreneurial Development Winners

First Place – $30,000
Razorback Bowling Center – University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Team Members: Lindsay Barton, Jeff Tucker, Dale Lusby
Faculty Advisor: Lance Sexton
The Razorback Bowling Center team is committed to providing customers with state-of-the-art facilities and service. The plan calls for unparalleled technology to contribute to the unique atmosphere that will guarantee the success of this business.

Second Place – $20,000
Ozark Smokin’ Spice – University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Team Member: Stuart Walker
Faculty Advisor: Lance Sexton
Ozark Smokin’ Spice, a small regional seasoning manufacturer, allows novice backyard chefs to serve hickory smoke-flavored meats with the convenience of a gas or electric grill.

Third Place – $10,000
EcOdyssey – University of the Ozarks, Clarksville
Team Members: Derek Barahona, Yerilee Cortez, Gabriela Franco, Maria Jose Rodriguez, Jose Urias
Faculty Advisor: Robert Wofford
EcOdyssey is an ecologically friendly resort in the Ozark Mountains, dedicated to serving guests looking for a natural and comfortable destination in the heart of the Natural State.